Annual Monitoring Report 2017/18 published

Please find the 2017/18 Annual Monitoring Report in our resource library or at the bottom of this post. Along with a renewed NYA , last year, the Civil Society Strategy recognised youth work as ‘transformational’ and cited the need for trained and qualified youth and community development workers, and to review the Guidance on the

An Update on Routes into Youth Work

In today’s labour market, Joint Negotiation Committee (JNC) validated youth work qualifications are being applied across a large number of sectors. Youth work predominates but we see youth workers in housing associations, emergency services, health organisations, the secure estate, schools, welfare services, and many more. Youth workers are working on local to international projects and

Government Announces Youth Work Funding

The National Youth Agency (NYA) secured additional funding for youth work this week. This was announced at the Despatch Box in the House of Commons government-led debate on the role and sufficiency of youth work. The new funding includes provision for the renewal of the youth work curriculum and qualifications, to be carried out by

Research Hub Officially Formed

The NYA is delighted to announce confirmation of the members who will make up the Steering Group for our Research Hub. The Hub aims to bring together all those involved in the youth work sector to ensure that practice, research, policy and funding share a common dialogue. Too often excellent work is going on in

National Debate: Youth Services

The Government has tabled a debate in the House of Commons for Wednesday 24 July on ‘The role and sufficiency of youth services’. Led on the Floor of the House it is a landmark debate for access to quality youth work and services for young people. It follows a year-long, cross-party inquiry led by the

NYA and LGA to lead on the statutory review of youth work and services for young people

  The NYA is delighted to join forces with the Local Government Association (LGA) to support the Government’s review of statutory guidance on youth work and services. NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said: “As the national body for youth work we will look to build on cross-party consensus from the recent NYA sponsored APPG Youth

Youth Work’s role in supporting young people’s mental health

A month on from Mental Health Awareness week, we here take a look at why youth work should be a part of the solution. During the adolescent years and the transition to adulthood there are many instances that can contribute to poor mental health and emotional wellbeing including; exam pressures, worries about future education, and

NYA Roadshow announced – Tickets available now!

NYA are pleased to announce the NYA Roadshow! Working with our Regional Youth Work Unit and university partners we will be visiting all nine English regions to engage with youth work practitioners, organisations, funders and commissioners to shape and inform national policies, funding priorities and professional guidance. There will also be opportunities for delegates to

NYA Launch Refreshed Quality Mark

The National Youth Agency’s refreshed Quality Mark Framework is now available to download for free for all NYA Network members. The NYA Quality Mark was originally developed in 2006 as a tool to support local organisations in assessing the quality and impact of their work with young people. This newest incarnation of the Quality Mark

NYA Research Hub Launched – Bringing Practice and Research Together

Bringing Youth Work Practice and Research Together The National Youth Agency (NYA) Launches a new Hub to help youth work practice and research better inform each other. Across the country youth work is engaged in vital services and support across all aspects of young people’s lives, for example in the face of mounting challenges from